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  • Montana town puts out unwelcome mat

    Californians and celebrities among those moving to Montana

  • Bullet holes in bungalows

    Target shooters banned in Prescott National Forest

  • West's buttons popping

    The 10 fastest growing states are in the West.

  • The third man

    Gray Reynolds takes the place of retiring Forest Service Deputy Chief James Overbay.

  • Lost and found study

    Lost report that shows wilderness could benefit Utah surfaces at the statehouse

  • Tiny reporter at a small paper writes a big story

    Eileen Welsome uncovers records of plutonium experiments on humans

  • Poachers target grizzlies

    Poachers are killing grizzly bears in the Selkirk Mountains

  • Lift construction suspended

    Ski area improvements stalled in Yellowstone

  • Dear friends

    Gifford Pinchot; Paonia "bomb" scare; visitors; corrections; new interns.

  • Turmoil on the range: Ranchers' clout drives grazing reform in new directions

    Bruce Babbitt endorses a consensus grazing reform proposal developed in Colorado.

  • Going to pot

    Marijuana dropped into Maricopa County, Ariz., irrigation canal could sprout plants all over county.

  • A life to fry for: hot on the trail of bighorn

    Charles Bowden tracks wild sheep in the desert heat. Excerpted from Gary Paul Nabhan's anthology, Counting Sheep.

  • Primer 6: Immigration

    Our policies are schizophrenic.

  • Battleground!

    High Country News looks at some of the more interesting political contests unfolding in the West.

  • Walking on a Wire

    Los Angeles needs green power, but some environmentalists are up in arms over plans to build transmission lines across the Mojave Desert.

  • Primer 5: Wildlife

    How far are we willing to go to accommodate wild creatures?

  • On Cancer’s Trail

    The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer, and the young Navajo biologist wants to know whether the uranium on the reservation might have something to do with it.

  • Primer 4: Water

    Former HCN publisher concludes that those who live in the West must accept its unpredictability.

  • Jaguar's road to recovery unmapped

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a recovery plan for the big cat "would not advance conservation"

  • Plowing under the fields of shame

    Rebecca Clarren talks to migrant farmworker women about a threat they face every day in the fields: sexual harassment and assault by coworkers and bosses.

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